The Chicago Latino Music Festival, now in its fourteenth year of showcasing classical music of Spanish and Latin American composers, will begin on October 3 with Spanish concert pianist Daniel del Pino performing Isaac Albéniz’s Iberia, Enrique Granados’s Danzas Españolas, and Franz Liszt’s Rhapsodie Espagnole at Chicago’s Instituto Cervantes. The festival will continue through November 21 at venues throughout Chicago. Performances will include the Zohn Collective and puppet company La Coperacha performing the world premiere of Nocturnes, composed by Daniel Pesca, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon’s cantata Comala, based on the classic Mexican novel Pedro Páramo. Also planned are an evening of Latinx electroacoustic music and poetry; chamber music from Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay by Gutierrez Heras, Moncayo, Ginastera, Piazzolla and Del Aguila; the Chicago-based all-female KAIA String Quartet performing Mexican music in conjunction with the Art Institute of Chicago’s current exhibition, In a Cloud, in a Wall, in a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury; and a program of music by Spanish composers from the 17th and 18th centuries performed by the ensemble Harmonia del Parnàs.
Posted October 2, 2019